Apr
08
2014
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Apr
01
2014
0

And the first crop is… cilantro

Apparently the cilantro that we let turn into coriander (cilantro seeds) last summer took advantage of a long winter in the ground and has leapt out as our first crop of the year. We had a cilantro sauce with some Peruvian chicken awhile back that was unforgettable, and I found a comparable recipe on a blog that makes me feel less bad about the infrequency of my own posts. Cilantro (stems and all), lime, jalepeño, olive oil and garlic. Pair it with the infallible carnitas from Homesick Texan on a freshly grilled corn tortilla and life is good.

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The cilantro patch gone wild.

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Chopped and ready for the food processor.

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The final sauce. 15 minutes later this bowl was 90% empty.

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Eat them in the yard or drip all over your shirt, dude.

Aug
04
2013
1

Bean Season

The garden is in pretty rough shape this year, having been ignored for 3 weeks while we travelled and not getting enough water in general. But the beans are soldiering on, so much so that we got to can some pickled beans.

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Lazy on the vine — these ones will be ready in a couple days.

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Ready to process.

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Spicy beans with red chili flakes added.

Feb
06
2013
0

Oh, you guys are back to laying eggs?

14 eggs in the coop today. Guess I haven't checked in awhile. I think that's called a Lazy Farmer's Dozen.

14 eggs in the coop today. Guess I haven’t checked in awhile. I think that’s called a Lazy Farmer’s Dozen.

Dec
10
2012
0

Night clamming deserves a quiet night

We were on Whidbey Island for the weekend, and my first move when I’m that close to clamming beaches is to check the tide tables. The good news was that low tide wasn’t 2 am, the bad news was that it would be dark, 6 pm. Hannah and Robbie were game for some night clamming, so we packed up our boots, digging implements, buckets and head lamps and hit the beach. We came out with a modest bucket full… about 20 clams or so. More of a fun experience than an efficient way to find shellfish, but I guess you make do with what you have.

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